Linton Briggs

Advancing Apiculture Program

Background

Linton Briggs passed away on 28 April 2020. A giant of the bee industry, his contribution spans decades through his visionary leadership of industry organisations, his contribution to shaping public policy in pollinator services, research and food security, his mentoring of hundreds of budding apiarists across the country, or simply sharing his passion for the world of bees. 

Linton’s involvement in apiary industry affairs began in 1955 with the North Eastern Apiarists Association (Victoria) and continued through state and federal organisations, particularly FCAAA and AHBIC, and later as a VAA delegate on timber harvesting resource negotiations, and as a founding board member of the Wheen Bee Foundation.

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Linton Briggs 1930-2020 - Tribute Video

Watch Linton Briggs 1930-2020 a 40-minute video tribute to Linton Briggs and his outstanding contribution to the Australian beekeeping industry. It includes reflections from family members and industry leaders, whose personal stories reveal the full extent of Linton’s legacy.

Linton Briggs Advancing Apiculture Fund

To honour the legacy of Linton’s dedication to the Australian beekeeping industry and his commitment to mentoring and supporting others, the Wheen Bee Foundation has established the Linton Briggs Advancing Apiculture Fund.

This Fund will invest in;

  • strengthening the innovation and leadership skills of Australia’s beekeepers
  • supporting industry leadership participation and
  • building organisational effectiveness to enable bee-related industry organisations to achieve their goals

To support the Linton Briggs Advancing Apiculture Fund and help continue the important work of Linton Briggs, visit https://www.wheenbeefoundation.org.au/donate/

Linton Briggs 2022 Board Effectiveness Program

The first project to be funded by the Linton Briggs Advancing Apiculture Fund will be the Linton Briggs 2022 Board Effectiveness Program

This Program will support two state beekeeping associations to participate in a tailored workshop and follow up coaching sessions run by Dr Judith MacCormick a specialist board advisor. Dr MacCormick advises leading company boards on board effectiveness and issues related to leadership, organisational dynamics and governance. She has worked in Australia, Europe and Asia and consulted to national and multinational companies as well as public and not-for-profit sectors.

The workshop will enable individual state beekeeping association committees to come together to improve their organisational effectiveness and impact through sharpening the focus on their organisation’s strategic goals.

Linton Briggs (1930-2020)

(Photo credit: Paddy Milne)

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